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Health Talk

The Society for AIDS Care is committed to provide professional services to people living with HIV to strengthen their self-care ability, build up their self-confidence, so as to facilitate full community reintegration. To achieve our missions, our professional team constantly updates knowledge in HIV care and prevention through latest research and study. With the sponsorship of Gilead Science, we have organized 5 educational seminars in 2019 for our professional team and staff. Through the educational seminars, our professional team were able to deliver better direct care services to our patients members, as well as to share the new medical information and trends with our members.

Birthday Party (October to December)

A birthday party celebrating SAC members’ birthday between October and December was held on 19 October. During the autumn days, members took the opportunity to gather together and shared their latest news. This time, we have specially prepared Chinese birthday food including Shou Tao and Red Egg to share warmth and love with each other.

Health Talk on Protection of Liver and Kidney Function

People living with HIV (PLHIV) need to continue taking multiple drugs to control the virus. In addition to the adherence to treatment, at the same time, they need to actively take care of liver and kidney function which may be affected by the side effect of the long-term treatment. The Society for AIDS Care is pleased to invite Dr Jacky Chan, Associate Consultant from Princess Margaret Hospital, to introduce the latest medical treatments for HIV infection to our members on 19 October. He also explained the common side effects of drug treatment including drug metabolism influence on liver and kidney function. Moreover, people who suffer from high blood pressure, blood sugar and blood cholesterol level will have irreversible effects on their kidney function. Dr Chan pointed out that it is important to prevent being infected by hepatitis and having fatty liver. Also, he emphasized weight control by taking healthy diet and continuous exercise can help the reverse of fatty liver. He answered members’ enquiries on the examination and health care on liver and kidney function in detail. Through this talk, we expect to encourage our members to keep on healthy living to protect their liver and kidney function from being affected by long term treatment side effects.

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